A total of 190,00 customers are now under the prepaid metering of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC.
This was made known to newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday by the Head of Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh.
He reiterated the company’s commitment to meter its customers, saying that it was in its best interest to do so.
Ezeh said that between January to August, 2018, the company has metered about 50,000 electricity customers across its franchise area with smart prepaid meters, bringing the total number of its prepaid customers to about 190,000.
“Our Metering department is working assiduously to meter as many customers as possible. We have committed both human and financial resources to ensure the success of this project.
“It is an aspect of our operation which we believe so much in; and these meters as well as its installation are delivered to our customers at no cost,” he said.
Ezeh appealed to customers to be patient and also appreciate the efforts made in the provision of meters, stressing that “metering is a process, and there is no way all customers can be metered at the same time.
“With the wide metering gap which we inherited, all we ask for is patience and understanding from our customers. Metering is our commitment and we are on course.
“Another area where we are experience challenge is in the area of meter bypass. We appeal to those customers bypassing their meter to desist from such, as it impacts negatively in our operation.
“There is a high prevalence of meter bypass within our network and that is a source of concern for us as a business”.
EEDC appealed to those customers with information on anyone engaging in meter bypass or energy theft to report such person(s) using the Whistle blowing line, which is: 084 700 110.